Fundraising and Communications Coordinator – Environmental Youth Alliance

Write compelling grant applications to support EYA’s youth programs
Manage program grants, including funder recognition and reporting
Create email and social media content that communicates EYA’s impact
Coordinate creation of digital content by program staff and youth participants
Develop and expand EYA’s use of video to communicate our work
Help to coordinate our annual spring fundraiser selling youth-grown native plants
Support the delivery of annual winter fundraising campaign
Build EYA’s audience through community engagement (e.g. tabling at events)
Plan and coordinate annual public workshop series on EYA themes (e.g. gardening for wildlife, food and medicine plants, decolonizing weeds, pollinators, etc.)
Support individual donor stewardship, including garden tours and thank you cards
Help to increase donations from values-aligned local businesses
Steward existing business donors, including garden visits and pop-up plant sales
Co-lead planning and delivery of AGM as donor and community engagement event
Help to develop decolonial and anti-oppressive fundraising practices
Use anti-oppressive language in all communications content
Support administrative tasks related to marketing and communications

6 months to 1 year + experience in fundraising and/or digital communications role
Experience writing engaging content for email and/or social media
Experience developing and managing grants or willingness to learn
Knowledge of video/digital marketing or willingness to learn
Able to write very clearly and persuasively
Creative with a good eye for aesthetics and design
Clear and confident verbal communication
Strong interpersonal skills to engage with donors
Highly organized; great attention to detail
Able to coordinate small events and manage logistics
Self-directed and self-starting work style
Able to plan and prioritize work and meet deadlines
Flexible and willing to pitch in to make things happen
Able to work collaboratively with a small team
Committed to doing your best work
Knowledge of anti-oppressive language and practices
Personal values fit with EYA mission and culture
Ability to periodically visit EYA program sites in East Vancouver
Satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check

Skills in graphic design
Basic photo editing skills
EYA prioritizes applications from people who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S, living with a disability, living with mental health challenges, and others with lived experience of oppression. We encourage you to self-identify in your application.

About the organization
EYA empowers youth facing barriers to become environmental stewards. We provide land-based education and paid job training programs that braid Western and Indigenous perspectives on land stewardship. Our work is grounded in the principles of intersectional environmentalism and a recognition of the intersections of social and environmental injustice. You’ll be joining a collaborative team of caring, creative, fun, like-minded colleagues and an organization committed to decolonizing action. Find out more about our team and work, read our latest annual report.
EYA operates on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish people.
Working environment
The Fundraising & Communications Coordinator will work with the Fundraising & Communication Manager, and on the ground with program educators to gather content. They will interact with youth participants, donors, and other supporters. The position is mostly home-based with access to EYA’s office in Chinatown, and periodic visits to programming sites for donor engagement and gathering content. Flexible Monday to Friday schedule with occasional weekend/ evening work.

How to apply
E-mail a resume and cover letter to David Palmer, Manger, Fundraising & Communications with “Fundraising Coordinator application” in the subject line: